Scent of a Gamer

From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.

Once upon a Wednesday: Doomdark’s Revenge

I first played Doomdark’s Revenge in the 1980s and fell in love with this 8-bit strategy game straight away. It’s a close as you’ll find on such old systems to … Continue reading

June 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Grand Strategy gets a boost

Crusader Kings III is the next grand strategy game on its way to PCs. What is grand strategy, you may ask. Well, it’s a strategy game with a grand scope, … Continue reading

May 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Wasteland remastered: meet the NPCs

In Wasteland remastered, your maximum party size is 7, but you can only create a maximum of 4 player characters. If you want a full roster, you will have to … Continue reading

May 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Wasteland remastered walkthrough part 13: Base Cochise and victory

If you missed it, go back to part 12 and the Guardian Citadel. Now it’s time for the helicopter. Go back to the Guardian Citadel, and back in the Inner … Continue reading

May 9, 2020 · 1 Comment

Wasteland remastered walkthrough part 12: Guardian Citadel

If you missed it, go back to part 11 where we deal with Sleeper Base and Project Darwin. Time to finally lock horns with those shut ins at the Guardian … Continue reading

May 3, 2020 · 3 Comments

Wasteland remastered walkthrough part 11: Sleeper Base and Project Darwin

If you missed it, go back to part 10 for Las Vegas and the sewers. Sleeper base and Project Darwin are so intertwined I felt it was best to do … Continue reading

May 2, 2020 · 3 Comments

Wasteland remastered walkthrough part 10: Vegas, above and below

The first thing that happens here is that your jeep is stolen, never to return. Aww. Cheer up, because you land right next to the library – what could be … Continue reading

April 25, 2020 · 3 Comments

Ludonarracon 2020

Ludonarracon 2020 will open later this week, running from April 24-27 this year. Okay, I’d never heard of this before either, but Ludonarracon is, as the name suggests, a celebration … Continue reading

April 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Wasteland remastered walkthrough part 9: Needles

If you missed it, go back to part 8 and clean up Quartz. The jeep drops you in a garage in Needles, before breaking down. The garage attendant informs you … Continue reading

April 18, 2020 · 6 Comments

A mechanically different Civilization

Board game mechanics are impacting the development of Old World in a positive way. No, this is not a reference to the return to the Old World of Warhammer. In … Continue reading

April 17, 2020 · 1 Comment

Wasteland remastered walkthrough part 8: Clean Quartz

In the previous part we explored dirty old Quartz and freed Mayor Pedros. Now we proceed from the Courthouse to the Hideout to free his wife Felicia. The Hideout The … Continue reading

April 12, 2020 · 6 Comments

Wasteland remastered walkthrough part 7: Dirty Old Quartz

If you wish, you can take a shortcut from the Rail Nomads through to Quartz by passing near the Guardian Citadel. Just remember to stay away from the flags, and … Continue reading

April 11, 2020 · 5 Comments

Wasteland Remastered walkthrough part 6: Rail Nomads

With the Agricultural Centre sorted (see part 5) we can move on to the Rail Nomads. This was the last location mentioned way back at Ranger Centre as needing our … Continue reading

April 5, 2020 · 2 Comments

Wasteland Remastered walkthrough part 5: Agricultural Centre

With Highpool’s problems sorted (go back to part 4 to see how we did that) it’s time to move to the next area, the Agricultural Centre. The place is dominated … Continue reading

April 4, 2020 · 2 Comments

Wasteland Remastered walkthrough part 4: Highpool

If you missed it, go back to part 3 for party management tips. After 3 introductory parts, we have reached our first adventure, in the settlement of Highpool. Highpool is … Continue reading

March 29, 2020 · 6 Comments

Wasteland Remastered walkthrough part 3: party management

If you missed it, go back to part 2 to learn about navigating the wasteland. You can recruit up to 7 characters into your party in Wasteland remastered. Up to … Continue reading

March 28, 2020 · 6 Comments

Wasteland Remastered walkthrough part 2: navigating the wasteland

If you missed it, go back to part 1 for character creation. One rule for navigating the Wasteland is to stay out of the Wasteland. Stick to the greener areas … Continue reading

March 22, 2020 · 2 Comments

Wasteland Remastered walkthrough part 1: Ranger Centre

Welcome to my walkthrough for Wasteland Remastered! As a fan of 1980s CRPGs, I have been looking forward to reliving my younger years through this game. For those who might … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · 3 Comments

The rise of the remaster

It might be my age – okay it’s almost certainly my age, but the next game I’m looking forward to this year isn’t new at all. They are games I … Continue reading

February 8, 2020 · 5 Comments

Lords of Midnight and Doomdark’s Revenge now free

Remasters of the classic 8-bit games Lords of Midnight and Doomdark’s Revenge are now available for free on GoG. These are two of my all-time favourite games and one of … Continue reading

February 5, 2020 · Leave a comment